I got this joke in my e-mail and thought I'll pass it on the blog.
Please read the whole thing… You'll love it.> > I am reminded that "God Works in Mysterious Ways " > > Tampons (A TRUE STORY)
> > Tampons to the rescue in Iraq !! Don't worry, it's a good story,and worth > reading. It's even humorous in parts.. It's from the mother of aMarine in > Iraq . > > > My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them from the > ladies auxiliary were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. > > He said that one guy we'll call Marine X, got a female care packageand > everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, 'Marine X got somereally nice > smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so every time he goes tosleep > they steal it from him.' I told my son I was really sorry about themistake, > and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to> worry about Marine X because every time I send something to him, heshares it > with Marine X. > > > He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X cameover > to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said,'What'd > we get this time?' > > > But my son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. Hesaid he > wasn't sure who it was supposed to go to, but the panties were size20, and he > said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with thepanties > over his head and yelled, 'Look at me, I'm a n AirborneRanger!!!!' > > > One of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in thewind > like a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile. Then of > course.......they had those tampons. When he brought this up, myimagination just > went running,=2 0but he continued. > > > My son said they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted theChap-Stick > and lotion for the trip.. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his care > package and got in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed thetampons too, > and my son said everyone was teasing him about 'not forgetting hisfeminine > hygiene products.' > > He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed and a > Marine was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep.. Hesaid > they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding toslow down, > and someone said, 'Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!' My son saidthey put the > tampon in the wound. At this point my son profoundly told Me, 'Mom,did you know > that tampons expand?' ('Well....yeah!') > > > They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better medical > attention. When they went to check on him later, the surgeon told them,'You guys > saved his life. If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would havebled to > death.' My Son said, 'Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms bymistake saved > a Marine's life.' > > 0A > At this point I asked him, 'Well, what did you do with the rest ofthe > tampons?' > > He said, 'Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flakjackets, > and I kept two for our first aid kit.' > > > I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can'tbelieve that > something that started out as a mistake then turned into a joke, ended up> saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe inmistakes. She > believes God had a plan all along. She believes that 'female carepackage' was > sent to Marine X to save our Marine. > > > Either way, our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided> much needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine! Godbless > every one of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless ourMarines, > Army, Navy, Air Force and all our military service personnel. > > GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE! > > I'm not breaking this one. If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forwardit a 1000 > times! > > > Let us pray.... Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it! > > > Please send this on after a short prayer. Prayer for our soldiers.Don't > break it! > > Prayer: 'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them asthey > protect us.Bless them and their families for the selfless acts theyperform for > us in our time of need. Amen.' > > > Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a> prayer for our troops around the world. > > > There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book.Do > not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine,Soldier, > Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is thevery best > one. > > > GOD BLESS YOU FOR PASSING IT ON >